Australian Bird Miniature Paintings. Ethel Barringer, 1883–1925 Aust.
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
Australian Bird Miniature Paintings
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Australian Bird Miniature Paintings

c1920s. Group of five hand-painted cameo-shaped porcelain brooch panels, one with caption in image, each signed and some numbered verso, either in paint or embossed, sizes from 2.9 x 3.5cm to 5 x 3.8cm.

Caption reads “Oh! Wild black swan, ‘twere a world of wonder at night to join in your western flight.” The birds depicted include an Australian Bustard, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Variegated Fairy-wren, and Sacred Kingfisher.

Painter, printmaker, illustrator, enamellist and art teacher Ethel Barringer was born at Blackwood, near Adelaide. She studied at the South Australian School of Design, and also had private sessions with artists including Rosa Fiveash and Hans Heysen. Barringer won prizes at the Society of Arts Women’s Exhibition in Adelaide and at the subsequent Australian Women’s Work Exhibition in Melbourne in 1907, and at the Adelaide Exhibition in 1910. She was elected a member of the Council of the Society of Arts in 1911. After teaching drawing and painting in Adelaide from 1905 to 1911, Ethel Barringer travelled to England to study at the Goldsmiths’ College under Harold Speed, F. Marriott, W. Lee Hankey, A. Amor Fenn and Edmund J. Sullivan. She also studied at the Sir John Cass Technical Institute, London County Council’s Camberwell School and at the City and Guilds of London Technical Institute. After extensive studies she was expert in a variety of new media, notably etching and enamelling. On returning to Adelaide, Barringer continued to work in a variety of media, eventually focusing on etching. Ref: DAAO.

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Item #CL203-29

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  other currencies

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